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Pregnant and Dying, A Short Film

Rachel Garber Cole

Sep 2011

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Forum Event
Event Time:
Dec 2, 2012
Posted on:
November 23, 2012

The short film Pregnant and Dying will be screening at Spectacle Theater on December 2nd.

This 12 minute film will be screened three times:




Please email Rachel Garber Cole at to reserve your seats and time preference.

The screening is free, and there will be Bloody Marys and Mimosas for your viewing pleasure.

Reception to follow.

Pregnant and Dying is a short film about a young woman named Elma who finds herself both pregnant and dying. She learns very quickly that her body is not her own when her family – bereft and confounded by the seemingly paradoxical circumstances – claim rights to the unborn fetus growing inside of Elma. Reality very quickly transforms into something less recognizable, as Elma and her family wrestle over questions of what we owe to each other in extraordinary situations. 

Inspired by Cindy Sherman's Rear Screen Projections series, Pregnant and Dying is filmed almost entirely using rear screen projection and features one actor playing almost all of the roles. Written and Directed by Rachel Garber Cole, Co-Directed and Production Design by Johnson Henshaw, Director of Photography Jordan Levie, Editor Jesse Ruuttila.

Check out Pregnant and Dying Teaser:

Spectacle Theater

124 South 3rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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***This project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)***


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